As reported January 17, 2019 on ZDNET<https://www.zdnet.com/article/some-android-gps-apps-are-just-showing-ads-on-top-of-google-maps/>, 19 new Android apps have been found to be nothing more than junk getting in your way.
All of these apps do the same thing–add an advertising layer on top of Google Maps. At least one even has the gall to request payment to remove the ads in Google Maps–ads that wouldn’t exist except for that app itself!
If you have any of these apps installed on your Android device, remove them ASAP. The problem apps include:
- GPS Maps, Route Finder – Navigation, Directions
- GPS, Maps & Navigation
- GPS Route Finder – GPS, Maps, Navigation & Traffic
- GPS, Maps, Navigations – Area Calculator
- GPS , Maps, Navigations & Directions
- Maps GPS Navigation Route Directions Location Live
- Live Earth Map 2019 – Satellite View, Street View
- Live Earth Map & Satellite View, GPS Tracking
- Traffic Updates: GPS & Navigatio
- Free-GPS, Maps, Navigation, Directions and Traffic
- Voice GPS Driving Directions, Gps Navigation, Maps
- GPS Live Street Map and Travel Navigation
- GPS Street View, Navigation & Direction Maps
- GPS Satellite Maps
- Free GPS, Maps, Navigation & Directions
- Maps & GPS Navigation: Find your route easily!
- Voice GPS Navigation Maps Driving
- GPS Navigation & Tracker
- GPS Voice Navigation Maps, Speedometer & Compass